Sunday, December 14, 2008


This morning it was a balmy 40 degrees F and snow had melted enough to reveal bare patches around the yard.(Good thing we got our cross country skiing in yesterday.) The sheet of snow on the barn roof was sliding off - I risked being dumped on by a small avalanche to take some photos.

Then this afternoon, the wind suddenly switched from southerly to northwesterly, the temperature dropped 20 degrees in an hour and continued to fall. Now it is zero degrees and extremely windy, which feels especially cruel after our spring-like morning. I'm not complaining, though; my relatives from Montana, North Dakota and northern Minnesota are in the grips of a true blizzard.
Here it's just darn cold.

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